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Science Leadership Initiative

School Partners Program Components

The Science Leadership School Partners Program is a unique opportunity for K-8 schools to partner with MSI as they enhance science education at the whole-school level. A School Partner that applies for and is accepted into the program will receive a comprehensive school support package with six unique program design support systems: 

  1. School Support Tool
  2. Work sessions at MSI
  3. Teacher Leader cohort
  4. Administrator cohort
  5. Cross-disciplinary school team
  6. Recognition

The Science Leadership School Partners Program includes a comprehensive school support package. Teacher Leader facilitation, administrator contribution and cross-disciplinary school team cohesion is needed to actively engage and commit to the process and the time it requires.

Supports and benefits include: 

  • Teacher Leaders enhance their career opportunities and receive a $2,500 stipend for the anticipated 40 hours of work they spend at their school and at work sessions at MSI.
  • A cohort of Teacher Leaders spend time together in work sessions at MSI planning, troubleshooting and supporting one another.
  • A cohort of administrators support each other as they lead science initiatives at the whole-school level.
  • School Partners can reapply and receive supports for up to three consecutive years, including access to the digital database that houses the School Support Tool and manages each school’s information.
  • School Partners will receive $500 at the end of each year to help carry out action plan items that will enhance science education at the whole-school level.

    The Science Leadership Initiative is made possible in part by The Davee Foundation and the Polk Bros. Foundation.